Although Paul and Niamh are back together, things still aren't rosy in the Brennan household as Callum's feelings are hurt and Rachel has troubles of her own.
Realising they have been insensitive, Paul and Niamh apologise to Callum for thinking that everything could just go back to normal now that they have put their differences aside but it's clear that Callum isn't ok and his behaviour throughout the week proves this.
Later in the week Paul tries to teach his son a lesson but Niamh won't let their issues with Callum get in the way of them having a good time together so she organises a romantic dinner for the two of them in Vino's where they are spotted by Jane, who appears utterly sickened by their display of solidarity.
Desperate for things to get back to the way they were, Paul opens up to Niamh about his fears of losing her and they make a pact to forget the past and work together towards a good future.
Rachel is visited by Amanda who appears to try and bury the hatchet and when she extends an offer of friendship to Rachel, she reluctantly accepts, but the bullying isn't over and Rachel is left anxious while the other girls taunt her, call her names and try to pressure her into drinking alcohol. Niamh and Paul are alerted to the problem when Rachel misses school, but they don't realise what's actually going on and as things get worse for Rachel this week, she could really use someone to talk to.
A meeting with her bank manager causes Orla some stress and Wayne offers to go along with her for support and while the manager doesn't deliver what Orla had hoped, Wayne comes up with a good idea that could work just as well. When Wayne lets it slip to Ray that Orla plans to take over McCoy's, it's not long before the news is spreading around Carrigstown like wildfire.
Elsewhere, Laura puts a 'volunteers wanted' sign in the window of the Helping Hand and is stubborn when it comes to avoiding apologising to Jo but Ama lets it slip to Jo that Laura is struggling without her. When Jo pops by the Helping Hand, Laura asks her to come back to work and help her out.